Roads were nasty, barely plowed, sleet, slick. Silly question: Going up slippery hills, should I take the traction control off or leave it on?
Volt has an Eco mode, it's called 'Normal'.In a Prius you stick it in Eco and ease off when it slips. Do whatever the equivalent is in the Volt.
Also, backing up a hill in any front-wheel-drive vehicle dramatically increases traction (because it puts more weight on the front wheels). It may look silly, but it works!If you have trouble gettting up a hill, you may need to turn it off. But only do that as a last resort. That has been my experience with other cars with traction control.
It's all wheel drive, not all wheel stop. Many people fail to realize AWD doesn't help you stop, it just helps get you moving.The guys that will pass you like the weather is sunny out will be the ones you see in the ditch up the road! Most often the guys in the awd suv's! LOL